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Cox delighted with squad work-ethic

22 August 2013

Manager Paul Cox is pleased with how his players conducted themselves in last night’s reserve team victory over Hull City at One Call Stadium.

The Stags dominated for lengthy spells against their Premier League counterparts and were worthy 3-1 winners thanks to goals from Ross Dyer, Lindon Meikle and Lee Stevenson.

“Last night’s performance has pleased me more than anything else this week,” said our boss. 

“There were some outstanding performances and it’s given me a lot of food for thought. One or two players have really showed that they want to be in the first eleven.

“It’s out on the pitch that players are judged and I thought they were excellent last night. With performances like that, one or two players are going to force their way into the [first] team.

“Our team-spirit is excellent at the minute and we’ve got some good, honest players. The lads, both last Saturday [in our win at Wycombe] and last night, showed that they are working extremely hard. 

“I think they understand that everyone has got a chance of being in the first team, if their performances are good on a consistent basis.”

Cox will be hoping that his team can earn their second victory of the League Two campaign when we play host to Portsmouth on Saturday.

“They [Portsmouth] are a massive club with great supporters,” continued Cox.

“But it’s just another football match for us. A lot of managers like to concentrate on the opposition, but I can only control what we do in our camp.

“There’s a good feeling in the camp at present, so what I want us to do is be positive but make sure that we don’t get too far ahead of ourselves.

“It’s a long season and we have another 40 games after the one this Saturday.”

In other news, our boss revealed today that trialist Hamza Ben-Sheriff has left the club.

A full interview with Paul Cox is now available on StagsPlayer. To subscribe, click here.

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